WATSON – John Brennan

Born on April 22, 1967. Passed away March 6, 2021.

22.4.1967 – 6.3.2021

Aged 53 Years

Formerly of Cooma and lately, Traralgon, Victoria

Much loved husband of Nueng, Stepfather to Chaz. Cherished son of Fraser (dec) and Marilyn.

Loving brother to James (Jim), Cathy (dec) and Nina.

His warmth, laughter, love and friendship will be sadly missed by all who knew him.





Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel 260 Princes Highway, TraralgonView Map
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of John’s life at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services, 260 Princes Highway, Traralgon on MONDAY, (March 22nd 2021) commencing at 10.30am.

The Service for John will also be live streamed, to view the live stream please click here.
  1. Wato, no words can express the loss we feel. Prayers to all your family at this sad time. Condolences Rick and Marisa Lucas

    Marisa Lucas March 15, 2021
  2. Watto you were an incredible human being. The joy you bought to so many lives. I will cherish the memories I have of the Adelaide GP. RIP my friend

    Gin fuller March 16, 2021
  3. We are going miss you mate, the laughs that were had on Fridays when a bloke from Laverton would ring up. We will all look forward to the words of John 5:28, 29. A time of rejoicing to wipe away the mourning we are all suffering at this time of your passing. My sincerest condolences to your wife, Nueng, and your son, Chaz, may you continue living your life knowing that Watto spoke very fondly of you regularly.

    Marden Taylor March 16, 2021
  4. Avid race car enthusiast, keen fisherman, dedicated community minded person, enthusiastic “can do” worker, dedicated family man, bundle of laughs and happiness, fair dinkum decent bloke, loyal friend, great mate ….. will be sadly missed.

    Tony (Bones) and Kate McCallum

    Tony McCallum March 16, 2021
  5. A great friendly guy who was always helpful, we will really miss you Watto.
    Dave Lucas

    DAVE LUCAS March 17, 2021
  6. A larger than life character that was always up for a good laugh. The team from Colongra will definitely miss you Watto. Gone but never forgotten. RIP mate.

    Ben Skewes March 17, 2021
  7. Very friendly supportive, knowledgeable great team player. I always really enjoyed working with you. The work we did together at Murray, T3 and VP were really enjoyable. We miss you mate “Watto”. RIP.


    Kapila Nanayakkara March 17, 2021
  8. We are surprised Saddened to hear about John Watson Passing .
    He was such a good guy we’re going to miss him so much too.
    with Love

    GAUTAM LAMICHHANE March 18, 2021
  9. Watto, in all the years since 1980, I was in the Snowy region first as a Contractor and then an employee. Of all the many 100s I’ve met! you Sir were one of the people I always classified as a “Gentleman”. Thankyou it was a pleasure to be a work colleague and a good friend.
    RIP our love and prayers to your family.

    Larry Green March 18, 2021
  10. I remember John as a friendly, welcoming face and cheerful company whenever I was visiting or doing projects at Valley Power. I am sure he will be missed by many.

    Richie Sporys March 19, 2021
  11. Watto, I can’t believe you’re gone. The world will miss your smiling face and infectious laughter. I will miss you as a lifelong friend and a source of inspiration. RIP mate, the world is a poorer place without you.

    Mark Tivey March 22, 2021
  12. The adventure had only just begun. I hope to see you in another life where our friendship can continue where we left off. You are true gentleman, mate and confidant. It’s true the world is in worse shape without you, and as am I. I’ll hang on to all the great memories because there are so many and I am most lucky to have had the opportunity to create them with you my mate. I will miss you everyday Watto. RIP my friend.

    Peter Brighton March 22, 2021
  13. To a long time friend,

    Horrible news and with great sadness to hear the passing of a long time friend. Back in 1989 when I first started in Snowy in Khancoban you reached out and included me in local activities and showed friendship to me as a new young employee. We stayed friends over the years and worked together on the Murray Overhauls and shared many laughs and good times. Rest in Peace. you will be missed my friend.

    John Donnelly March 22, 2021
  14. To Neung and Chaz our heartfelt condolences, Wato we can not believe you are gone and the huge loss you will leave. Rest In Peace Clive And Glenda Barlee

    Glenda Barlee March 22, 2021
  15. I have worked closely with John over the past 2 years working on prequalifying contractors, John has been a great help in this process, always ring you back if he was busy nothing was ever to hard for John he will be sadly missed

    Leanne Schofield March 22, 2021
  16. Farewell John, your friendship, hospitality and commitment were evident in everything you did. Thanks for those good times and memories together. Sorry I could not be there on the day. Thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues. Brian.

    Brian Williams March 22, 2021
  17. Watto, you were the best friend anyone could have. It was such an awful shock when I heard you had passed. Life sometimes isn’t fair, and deals us all a hard blow. May you rest in peace and I send my sincere condolences to Neung, Chaz and your family x. Lesley Barlee

    Lesley Barlee March 22, 2021
  18. John, we will miss you dearly.

    Tania Crafford March 22, 2021
  19. Deeply saddened to hear of Watto’s passing.
    A good mate and will be sorely missed.
    RIP Watto

    Geoffrey Clarke March 22, 2021
  20. I was lucky enough to meet Watto when I started working at Snowy Hydro. He was a lovely man who was always happy to have a chat and would greet you with a big smile. RIP John. Condolences to his family.

    Paula Pidcock March 22, 2021
  21. Watto, I may have only known you for 12 years however I am so glad I got to know you and will miss you and remember you with lots of joy. Rest in Peace John

    Rohan Pidcock March 22, 2021
  22. Watto Watto Watto, words will never be enough. Our thoughts are with your family, especially Nueng and Chaz.
    Am going to really miss our ‘birthday’ celebrations and stories, oh, and the dancing at the ABBA concert :)
    The memories we will always have.
    RIP mate.
    Corry and T

    Darren and Tamara Corr March 22, 2021
  23. Watto you were a legend. You are love by so many . You have touched us all and will leave a hole in lots of hearts .
    You loved Nueng and your son zChaz so deeply.
    Our love to Nueng your Mum, and your family.
    We will cherish your memories. You are missed.. love Kay, Ade and family Khancoban.

    kay-cass March 22, 2021
  24. Deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of John. My deepest condolences to Neung , Chaz, Jimbo Nina & Marilyn.

    Greg & Rosemary Smith - Corryong March 23, 2021